It’s American Poetry Month and this week the subject is the Sea
Give praise with the skirling of seagulls
And the rattle and flap of sails
And gongs of buoys rocked by the sea-swell
Out in the shipping-lanes beyond the harbor.
Give praise with the humpback whales,
Huge in the ocean they sing to one another.
From ‘A list of Praises’ – Anne Porter (2006)
Why do I see these empty boats, sailing on airy seas?
One haunted me the whole night long, swaying with every breeze,
Returning always near the eaves, or by the skylight glass:
There it will wait me many weeks, and then, at last, will pass.
Each soul is haunted by a ship in which that soul might ride
And climb the glorious mysteries of Heaven’s silent tide
In voyages that change the very metes and bounds of Fate —
O empty boats, we all refuse, that by our windows wait!
Here is an interesting article from ))) Sound Reflections which is worth a visit
Recently I posted a round up of resources for female sound artists and audio engineers : the debate on whether there is a need for gender-specific resources remains open, but the fact remains that female artists in the field remain a minority, and remain under-represented.
To read more visit…
A Sound Art and Field Recording Blog of La Cosa Preziosa
I’ve been learning a lot about the art of field recording via this accessible site and there are some great personal blog posts to read.
Here are some examples of La Cosa Preziosas’ sound art
Here is the link to the most recent post about sites that aim to promote female sound artists.